KEPHIS inspectors, analysts, ICT team and CSM/ESS representative during a forum to discuss automation of the seed certification and plant variety protection system

Seed Certification is a major mandate of KEPHIS. Its activities range from seed grower registration, field inspections, processing, laboratory tests, labelling and sealing, marketing, post control and post certification.

Are you aware that to trade seed locally or internationally one must register as a seed merchant with KEPHIS? The Corporation is committed to ensure that only quality seed is available for use by farmers.

KEPHIS jointly with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) have held five days discussions to review the KEPHIS proposed seed certification and plant variety system user requirements documentation and prototype. The ongoing discussions at a city hotel are geared towards coming up with user requirements in the seed certification system, getting the views of the system users (inspectors) in the seed certification prototype and finally implementation of the system. In attendance were seed inspectors and analysts from different KEPHIS offices, the ICT team, consultants and CSM and ESS representatives.

Ongoing round table discussions on the review of proposed seed certification plant variety system user requirements

Discussions on establishing an effective seed certification automated system to assist seed merchants in assessing data through a more secure, proper documentation and  time saving approach have been held  revealing that the draft system outlook will serve all seed certification processes and seed merchants will be able to monitor and conduct their activities easily. The system will provide a platform for seed merchant registration and certification (SR1/ SR2) as well as making field inspections, sampling, seed processing and payment requests. The forum also addressed transport, import or export notification issues, work orders as well as stop sale orders which will be input in the system among other seed certification aspects.

Slots to request for seed merchant, grower, testing and phytosanitary certificates have also been put into consideration and through the system issuance and requests for certificates would be conducted. Users will also be able to apply and acquire seed seller’s licenses through the system. The committee is also expected to address on applications and management of NPT, DUS and PBR as these also form part of the system.
Movement of goods and services in both local and international trade often raises concerns of security, delays in schedules, delivery time lines and errors in documentation. These three major concerns forms complex web such that for products to get through from origin to destination there are loses whose costs are either passed on to the consumer of borne by the supplier. Use of Information Technology (IT) has been found to significantly reduce these loses by streamlining trade facilitation process as well as increased efficiency.


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